Plaza Branch

Plaza Branch

The Plaza Branch Library is located near the Country Club Plaza. Free parking is available in the Plaza Branch's parking garage. There are designated children's and teen's service areas, as well as comfortable chairs and tables throughout the branch for customers to read, write, study or visit. Several meeting rooms are available for community or neighborhood meetings. The Plaza Branch has particularly strong collections in children's resources, arts & crafts books, and business materials. It also has large video, compact disc, and audiobook collections.

At this branch

  • Computers: 40 for adults, 8 for teens, 14 for kids, 4 "express" (15-minute limit), & 10 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
  • Study Rooms:
    1 room — accommodates 2 - 4 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
  • Special Event Spaces: 3 spaces
Baby Bounce

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Baby Bounce

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Citizenship Interview Practice

Citizenship Interview Practice Sessions

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on the following days and locations:
Mondays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Central, Room 413
Tuesdays 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Central, Room 413
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Central, Cafe
Saturdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Plaza
Sundays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Waldo

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

FREE Tax Preparation
Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Walk-ins only. The first to arrive will fill the available slots for the day at each location.
Mondays starting at 10:00 a.m.
*Library Closed President's Day, February 19
Tuesdays starting at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays starting at 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m.


This service is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

Before visiting a VITA volunteer, see Publication 3676-B for a list of services provided and check out the IRS What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information the volunteers will need to help you.

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
FREE Tax Preparation
Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Walk-ins only. The first to arrive will fill the available slots for the day at each location.
Mondays starting at 10:00 a.m.
*Library Closed President's Day, February 19
Tuesdays starting at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays starting at 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays starting at 10:00 a.m.


This service is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

Before visiting a VITA volunteer, see Publication 3676-B for a list of services provided and check out the IRS What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information the volunteers will need to help you.

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Preschool Storytime

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Table Top Strategy Gaming

Explore the world of Table Top Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! We will be playing Order of the Stick, MTG, King of Tokyo, Gloom and Small world. Game availability will vary depending on our game sponsors. If you have a great table top game at home please bring it and share with new friends!

Tales for Tiny Tykes

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Tales for Tiny Tykes

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Tech Coach Drop In at Plaza

Computer Questions?

Get help on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m. at Plaza Branch.

We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have--from building a resume to building a website!

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

We have computers or bring your own device.

Can't make it to the drop in sessions? Appointments and more information available.

 

The circulation desk at the Plaza Branch

The children's area at the Plaza Branch

Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop

Visitors to the Plaza Branch can stop by the Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop in the entrance lobby and order a hot latte, mocha, cappuccino, coffee or snack to enjoy while visiting the branch.

Coffee Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lobby of the Plaza Branch